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Poster: HektorT Date: Sep 13, 2011 9:29am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Help Please

As far as rules of thumb go, that is more or less reasonable as far as I can see.

But if people will use it to ask stuff to be removed without doing any research then it is detrimental. Without almost any thought at all I can give you some cases where the rule of thumb doesn't apply.

If the movie doesn't meet US copyright requirements (e.g. no valid notice pre-1976 or not renewed pre-1964) and it was intially published outside of the US but also published inside the US within the next 30 days it is not protected by GATT, so it would be Public Domain. I'm sure there are a lot of exceptions to this rule.